Ximenes Competition No. 839  Ximenes Slip  |  ◀  834  |  843  ▶  |  Other competitions
No.DateClue wordClue typeClues
839 Feb 1965GINGER Printer’s Devilry23


AwardClue writerClueExplanation
FirstR. BrainButler’s wider—a n/ew honour—choice for irony!‘Erewhon’
SecondR. E. KimmonsNeeding a larger profit? Mar/ry a pop singer! Cut a disc!Gerry and the Pacemakers, pop group
ThirdMrs N. FisherDramatically sob, Ag/nes! ’T’was Prism’s early lapseref. The Importance of Being Earnest; Miss P. left Jack (Ernest) in a handbag at Victoria Station
VHCT. AndersonI was raging as “Tin/y”, the magot, my monkey, upset me, scratchingstinging erythema
VHCT. E. BellAre those birds dod/os in the circus? Impossible!Piccadilly C.
VHCJ. M. BennettIt was Keats on Ben Nevis beg/at ode so, latelyref. Keats, “Read me a lesson, Muse, …”; begging Erato
VHCC. O. ButcherWe’ll have our tots, being soused, to Pop’s win/e.— They can talk! 
VHCR. F. S. ChignellI don’t order fro/m a nylon donor in Rome—Paris is the only placefrog in Germany
VHCP. CrozierMarlene shows a le/man’s trips. How?M. Dietrich in “The Blue Angel”
VHCD. EllwandIf scared of an arrow, mar/ry, man. (Derby arranging seats to accommodate your party)gerrymander
VHCG. P. GoddardThe TV craze is “disc”: our a/udition among our children 
VHCJ. E. HobsonMany would keep the cat for pur/ring: you thought it to be soerring youth
VHCE. M. HornbyA brid/e who none would think needs the butler’s consent‘Erewhon’
VHCMiss R. A. IllingworthWhen Elsie and Doris be/t and Daisy acts funnyE. and D. Waters played Gert and Daisy in film and radio
VHCT. P. KellyWhat does “bein” mean? The answer’s a “le/man”, Orwell found, in Scotlandleg in German or well in Scotland
VHCA. LawrieMy garden’s abo/mination—time every plant was drowned at birth! 
VHCG. D. MeddingsThe bells, Rin/go wed. Better Beatles’ sons?… be at lessons
VHCE. L. MellershThe la/mination may be due to dis-eased layers 
VHCN. A. MorleyPhotographs—the origin. Albu/m research with a microscope? 
VHCC. J. MorseTo whom does it fall to comb the bookstalls? Cave! N/ot I,—Cato the Censor!scavenging erotica
VHCA. E. NorthIt’s a kind of ra/y—the main effect a reddening of the skinraging erythema
VHCM. B. ShawHasn’t a brid/e, now, often made a hash of meaty bits? 
VHCD. J. ShortThe male dodo wasted his time: dod/os hence no more exist 

HCs in competition 839 awarded to:

Miss V. K. AbrahamsJ. A. FinckenG. A. LinsleyA. G. Rowlinson
J. N. A. Armitage-SmithH. W. FlewettH. LyonC. A. F. Russell
F. D. H. AtkinsonB. H. FordDr T. J. R. MaguireT. E. Sanders
C. P. AugerA. B. GardnerA. A. MalcolmE. O. Seymour
P. F. BauchopL. H. GarrettMrs E. McFeeR. E. Shepperd
F. H. BernardJ. GillbanksN. McQuadeMrs E. M. Simmonds
Mrs K. BissettS. GoldieT. W. MelluishW. K. M. Slimmings
Sir T. BrintonC. R. HaighD. P. M. MichaelS. A. Smith
Rev C. M. BrounD. HawsonV. R. S. MottM. C. Souster
Miss M. P. ButlerT. HeaneyD. MurphyA. J. Souter
Mrs J. ChalkleyMiss M. E. R. HendersonF. E. NewloveJ. G. Stubbs
P. R. ClemowE. G. IllingworthM. NewmanD. H. Tompsett
P. M. CoombsMrs L. JarmanJ. D. P. O’LearyMrs S. K. Utting
A. E. CrowMrs D. B. JenkinsonB. G. PalmerM. A. Vernon
J. McI. CruickshankT. E. S. JobsonS. L. PatonA. D. Walker
E. DaviesA. H. JonesH. C. S. PerryJ. Walton
N. C. DexterB. K. KellyMrs N. PerryR. Whitaker
J. H. DingwallJ. R. KellyB. A. PikeC. W. Willink
E. R. EvansF. P. N. LakeR. PostillS. H. Willink
A. FairheadL. F. LeasonN. A. F. PritchardA. J. Young
S. A. FenlaughMrs B. LewisMrs A. RivlinP. Young